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Coric stuns Federer to lift Gerry Weber Open title
Last Updated: 2018-06-25 02:25 | Xinhua
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(SP)GERMANY-HALLE-TENNIS-GERRY WEBER OPEN-FINAL

Borna Coric of Croatia lifts the trophy after winning the final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Gerry Weber Tennis Open on June 24, 2018 in Halle, Germany. Borna Coric won 2-1. (Xinhua/Joachim Bywaletz)

Borna Coric of Croatia stunned Swiss legend Roger Federer in the final 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2 to win the Gerry Weber Open title on Sunday.

"I am just really surprised. I had not even dreamed of this," said Coric.

Coric, who also beat second seed Alexander Zverev of Germany in the first round, snapped Federer's 20-match winning streak on grass after two hours and six minutes, hitting 11 aces and saving three of four break points en route to his second tour-level title.

"I actually thought I played maybe my best match of the week today. It just didn't go my way. So it's a bit unfortunate there. But I'm definitely going to leave with my head high, thinking it's been a good run," said Federer.

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